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Commissioning Officers

Lt.Cmdr. J.S. McCain Commanding
Lt. M.L. Dry Executive Officer & Navigator
Lt. B.A. Strauss Electrical & Engineering Officer
Lt. L.R. Vasey Torpedo & Gunnery Officer
Lt(jg) Keneisel ** Communications Officer
Lt(jg) F.P. Melzar Commissary Officer
TMC "Doggie" Renner Chief of Boat

** Lt. Keneisel was lost on the USS BARBEL later in the war.

Statistics

Displacement 1870 Tons (surfaced)
2424 Tons (submerged)
Maximum Speed 20.25 knots (surfaced)
8.75 knots (submerged)
Complement 8 officers
72 enlisted
Armament (1) 5"/25 gun
(10) 21" torpedos tubes
(24) torpedoes
(2) 20mm Deck Guns
Draft 15'3" (mean)
Length 311'
Safe Diving Depth 300'

Important Dates:

Keel laid by the Electric Boat Company, Groton, Connecticut on July 21,1941
Launched May 17,1942; sponsored by Mrs. Ben Moreell
Commissioned August 20, 1942; Lt. Cmdr. John S. McCain commanding
Change of Command July 14, 1944; Lt. Cmdr. Guy E. O'Neil assumed command
Decommissioned May 18, 1946
Stricken August 1, 1958
Sold for scrap on December 1, 1959


War Patrol Dates

Patrol #

From

To

1
October 19, 1942 December 7, 1942
2
May 28, 1943 July 3, 1943
3
November 17, 1943 January 7, 1944
4
February 5, 1944 April 6, 1944
5
May 3, 1944 July 4, 1944
6
July 29, 1944 September 22, 1944
7
October 21, 1944 December 28, 1944
8
June 13, 1945 July 24, 1945

Submarine Combat Insignia

For Successful combat operations against the enemy on this patrol, all crew members are authorized to wear the Submarine combat Insignia (all patrols marked in red)


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